Thailand is renowned for its retreat offerings. Beautiful locations, welcoming people and wellness programs to suit everyone on any budget. Western medicine combines with Eastern traditions offering holistic healthcare for the mind body and soul. Below we share some of the well-known as well as more boutique offering wellness retreats in Thailand. Whatever area of your health you want to focus on, Thailand has a retreat that will cater for you.
Kamalaya – Koh Samui
An award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa retreat where you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday.
Located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience to help people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing.
Centred around a cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya’s essence is the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. With devotees such as Oprah Winfrey, Kamalaya appeals to those looking for a true wellness retreat in Thailand, ensconced in luxury.
Founded by a former yogi monk and his wife, an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine expert, the offering is strongly influenced by Eastern philosophy with a Western twist. It is known (and has been awarded) for its highly effective detox programs.
Kamalaya have a team of international experts create a bespoke retreat utilising their extensive range of holistic medicines, spa treatments and healing therapies. The health programs they offer combine a mostly raw diet, infrared sauna sessions, and chi nei tsang, a Taoist abdominal massage. Other wellness programs on offer help with stress, adrenal burnout, poor lifestyle and sleep.
This Thailand retreat is for those who want to experience a life-enriching, healthy holiday in a tranquil, nurturing environment.
Kamalya won Best Wellness Retreat at the Spa & Wellness Awards 2022.
Chiva Som – Hua Hin
A Beautiful Sanctuary Where Enrichment Thrives and Lives Change.
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin is one of Asia’s renowned and pioneering spa and wellness destination and was voted ‘Top Destination Spa Resort in the World’ in Condé Nast Traveler “2021 Readers’ Choice Awards”.
The beachfront spa resort’s program brings together Western diagnostic skills and Eastern philosophies to revitalise the mind, body and spirit.
The Chiva-Som experience begins by selecting a retreat that best aligns with your interests – the path that fits with your personal goals or health concerns. Each retreat includes pre-selected treatments and activities but you can tailor your bespoke programme by adding additional treatments and activities of your choice with your Health and Wellness Advisor’s guidance.
At Chiva-Som, the entire resort is devoted to rejuvenating and restoring the human body and mind to the absolute peak of health and wellness. There’s an entire range of beautiful facilities at their spa and wellness resort such as the gymnasium, numerous studios, and salas where you can indulge in everything from dance therapy to Pilates, Watsu®, Yoga and Tai Chi -and choose from outdoor or indoor pools.
Michelle Reeve’s shares in a in-depth report on her Chiva Som experience in Issue 3 of the Spa&Wellness Magazine HERE.
Amatara Welleisure – Phuket
The Destination for a Transformative Healthy Living Journey
Located at the majestic Cape Panwa, Amatara offers guests Asia’s best coastal view in Phuket. Surround yourself with the calming tranquility of Andaman’s blue seas, the endless skies and magical sea views, as you enjoy an extensive array of treatments, activities, and creative wellness workshops.
The Amatara team are dedicated to offering treatments and activities that genuinely enhance your body, mind and spirit, inspiring you to continue the healthy living journey at home.
Not only does Amatara offer numerous comprehensive wellness retreat programs they also provide an extensive range of treatments, activities, and creative wellness workshops for sustainable healthy living to keep you inspired, connected, and healthy.
You can choose as many or as little treatments and activities as you like, or leave it to their experienced team to curate a program to help you reach your wellness goals while having a great holiday.
RAKxa – Bangkok
Fully Integrative Wellness & Medical Retreat
Combining luxury accommodation in a beautiful location with serious health advice to give results is RAKxa. Advanced medical sciences are integrated with holistic wellness for preventive health. The term ‘rakxa’, in Thai language, means to preserve or to heal, which is the foundation of their concept. This concept was launched in partnership with VitalLife Scientific Wellness Clinic (the anti-aging clinic of Bumrungrad International Hospital) with the aim of creating a fully integrated wellness and medical retreat.
RAKxa’s wellness programs are tailored to each guest’s specific needs and include personalised assessments, consultations, and treatments. The retreat’s programs draw from a range of healing traditions, including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and modern Western medicine. Your retreat program will include services such as acupuncture, massage, herbal remedies, nutritional therapy, and fitness classes.
In addition to its wellness programs, RAKxa also offers a range of educational and experiential activities designed to promote mindfulness, stress reduction, and overall well-being. These activities may include meditation classes, yoga sessions, cooking classes, and nature walks, or more scientific workshops on epigenetics, gut health or the benefits of intermittent fasting.
There is also an Aesthetics Clinic for minor, non-invasive facial and body treatments so you can enhance your outer appearance as you improve your inner health. These treatments range from anti-wrinkle treatments, fillers, PDO Threads and lasers, to the latest in cosmetic procedures – some not yet available in Australia.
Discover more HERE.
Absolute Sanctuary – Koh Samui
The Fitness Wellness Resort addressing individual goals
Absolute Sanctuary pride itself to be the only wellness fitness resort in Asia. Their crafted programs leverage on the expertise of their team in yoga, pilates, core programs and healthy food programs.
They take a holistic approach to wellness that centers around your needs. Wellness programs address individual goals including detox, pamper, de-stress, weight management and healthy lifestyle changes. With 21 different programs across 17 categories – you will be spoilt for choice!
Their unique wellness approach blends effective exercise programs with healing emotional therapies, pampering spa treatments, Detox protocols, and wholesome cuisine to transform.
Absolute Sanctuary offers fixed date retreats throughout the year including Yoga & Pilates retreats, Women’s Empowerment Retreats, Pilates Immersion and a Heart Opening Retreat, as well as retreats focussed on Stretch, Sculpt, Strengthen, and Sweat uniquely crafted to tone and strengthen the body effectively. They also have Yoga, Pilates and Wellness experts and gurus run retreats for their avid students.
Amanpuri – Phuket
Immerse yourself in holistic wellness to heal mind, body and spirit
Amanpuri lies on a peninsula on the west coast of the Thai island of Phuket. It has long been a sanctuary for those seeking a positive shift. Harnessing the ancient healing arts of Thailand, as well as leading global therapeutic practices and the best of modern science, their Holistic Wellness Centre offers tailored medical and spa treatments, personalised Wellness Immersions and bespoke Immersion programmes to balance and heal body, mind and spirit.
Amanpuri’s Wellness Immersions are year-round, results-driven programs designed for transformation. From yoga retreats to personalised fitness routines, Amanpuri is the ideal stepping-stone on your journey to self-discovery and self-improvement. Retreat offerings include weight management, detox cleansing, mindfulness, and stress management, as well as a life reset program.
Amanpuri have a team of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapists who can recommend a schedule of treatments to address personal health needs and achieve wellness goals after they employ the holistic procedure known as the Four Diagnostic Methods to discover patterns of disharmony or imbalance and assess what the body needs.
You can also Step into Amanpuri’s professional Muay Thai boxing ring for an authentic training experience or enhance your tennis skills with tennis pro, Philippe Dupuy.
Discover more HERE.
Samahita – Koh Samui
Increase energy and enhance vitality with yoga, breathwork and fitness.
Since 2003, Samahita has been the home of yoga, breathwork, and wellness retreats in Thailand. They are dedicated to helping you increase your energy level, recover, and enhance your vitality, through yoga, fitness, and wellness, in nature, directly on the beach.
You can customise your Yoga & Fitness stay on a One Rate-Any Date booking, available all year round, or join a fixed date Yoga Wellness Retreat in Thailand or Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand.
More than just a holiday, Samihita has a fitness retreat focus where you can learn new practices, like meditation and breathwork, restore your body through good food and healthy living, and practice yoga daily along with other fitness offerings.
Samahita delivers its best value in its wellness packages but they also offer more personalised care that enhances relaxation and rejuvenation. Decide to book in advance a dedicated value program, like Total Self-Care, or choose from à la carte treatments when you arrive.
This is also the place to come if you are an inspiring yoga, with a team of experienced leaders in the field of yoga education and yoga teacher training courses running through out the year.
Chiang Mai Detox – Chiang Mai
All-inclusive detox programs to transform your health
If you are looking for a week focussed on detoxing the body and mind, head to the mountains of Chiang Mai for a retreat of peace and tranquility where you can completely de-stress and prioritise your wellness goals.
Chiang Mai Detox programs have been formulated to offer a structured routine that takes the stress and hunger out of detoxing. Simply follow their guidance and enjoy the gentle activities and superfood supplements and juices, and feel the stress, dis-ease and weight (if you have any to lose) melt away.
Their integrated programs of cleansing, therapeutic exercise, super nutrition and deep relaxation give you the opportunity to rest, heal and rebalance in the beautiful surroundings. Their programs will help you restore balance on all levels of your mind and body and undergo a physical and mental transformation.
Compare their programs to find the best fit for you, choose your accommodation and length of stay and your retreat package is all-inclusive.